Why build with Knauf AQUAPANEL® and not with traditional materials?

Because of the unique combination of economic, sustainability and performance…

Does AQUAPANEL® give a guarantee if I have to use the whole system?

No guarantee, but product warranty is provided based on the regional regulation…

Do I have to use the whole system?

All the components in the Knauf AQUAPANEL® Technology have been tested…



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
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How do I start planning Knauf Exterior Wall?

The best way would be to explore our website, get information from our brochures…

Can someone make an economic calculation if I decide to Knauf Exterior wall?

In our Knauf Exterior Wall with AQUAPANEL®Technology brochure for each of the…

What fire resistances can I achieve with the Knauf Exterior Wall systems?

With the different facade systems using AQUAPANEL® Technology, it is possible to…

What do I need to know about Knauf Exterior Wall fire protection?

Preventive structural fire protection has to meet the following planning and…

What about fire bridges on the facade?

It should be done by architect/specialist planer fire safety, taking into…

What acoustic resistance can I achieve with AQUAPANEL®?

Everything will depend on the technical requirements of the project. With…

Does AQUAPANEL® cement board Outdoor provide thermal insulation?

The thermal behavior of an envelope is given by all the elements that compose…

Can I use AQUAPANEL® Outdoor boards in a sauna project?

No. AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor is recommended for exterior areas, such as…

What is the criteria for expansion joints in Knauf Exterior Wall system?

Flexible joints should be installed every 15 m, horizontally and vertically. It…

If my stone cladding format is larger, what safeguards should I consider?

This please refer to your national norms and standards, you can also make static…

What is the maximum weight for a stone facade cladding?

As a standard, it is possible to apply cladding elements – without taking…

Can I install Outdoor boards during the winter and for how long can I leave the boards without surface finishing?

As long as the background temperature is not below +5°C, AQUAPANEL® Cement Board…

When should I use surface treatment?

The surface treatment is applied after the joint treatment. It works as an…

Can I use a plaster-based paste in the joints between AQUAPANEL® boards?

We recommend the use of AQUAPANEL® Joint Filler -grey for the joint treatment of…

Can I avoid applying the joint treatment?

In some applications, AQUAPANEL® Boards can be assembled with butt joints. For…

Should I leave a gap between the boards when installing them?

A gap of 3~5 mm between the boards is required for the joint treatment using…

What is the technical importance of joint treatment?

Joint treatment is important to prevent damages to the finish surface that can…

Do you need to use joint filler and joint filler tape with AQUAPANEL® Outdoor panels?

Yes. To reach the performance of the Knauf Exterior Wall, the joints of…

What screw do I use to fix a third layer of boards?

Steel framework, 0.6mm ≤ x ≤ 1.0mm, AQUAPANEL® Maxi Screw SN55.

What type of screw do I use to fix a second layer of boards?

For steel frameworks, 0.6mm ≤ x ≤ 1.0mm, we recommend AQUAPANEL® Maxi Screw…

What type of screw do I use to fix a board layer?

For steel frameworks, 0.6mm ≤ x ≤ 1.0mm, we recommend AQUAPANEL® Maxi Screw SN25…

What is the weight per m2 of the AQUAPANEL® Outdoor board?

AQUAPANEL® Cement board Outdoor weights approximately 16 kg/m2.

What is the minimum bending radius of the AQUAPANEL® Outdoor board?

Dome constructions and arches can be created using the Knauf Exterior Wall with…

On what types of structures can I fix AQUAPANEL®?

Knauf Exterior Wall with AQUAPANEL® Technology is most commonly used in two…

Do I need a Water Barrier if I install AQUAPANEL® directly on steel?

Condensation can form in exterior components at any time of the year from…

Do I always need to install the AQUAPANEL® Water Barrier?

Yes. The vast majority of climatic conditions require a water barrier in the…

How can I be sure that my project will be more economically viable than a traditional wall?

In our Knauf Exterior Wall with AQUAPANEL® Technology brochure there is a…

Why should I pay more if AQUAPANEL® is not visible and I do not have a special facade design?
  1. The installation of the Knauf Exterior Wall is fast and efficient. Its…
Is Knauf Exterior Wall more expensive or cheaper than traditional construction?

Using the Knauf Exterior wall realizes more space inside the building with a…

When to use SkyLite, Outdoor, and Indoor for ceiling application?

AQUAPANEL® Cement Board SkyLite is developed specifically for use on ceilings in…



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
aquapanel.infoknauf.com

Can I use AQUAPANEL® Cement Outdoor inside?

No. AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor is used as a plaster baseboard for…

What if water penetrates through the joints into the AQUAPANEL® wall?

If the system is installed according to the Knauf AQUAPANEL® instructions…

Do I need waterproofing in the shower area?

This depends on the regional rules and regulation, Please refer to your national…

Where should I use the AQUAPANEL® Wetroom solutions?

Ideal for wet and humid areas, such as:

  • Swimming pools
  • Wellness areas
  • Commu…
Why use AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor?

It is the perfect board for exceptionally light performance, reliability and…

If my stone cladding format is larger, what safeguards should I consider?

For tile or tone cladding sizes bigger than 600 x 600 mm we recommend using a…

What is the maximum size of the interior ceramic cladding?

As a standard, it is possible to apply tiles – without taking further measures –…

What is the maximum weight for an interior ceramic cladding?

Max weight is up to 120 kg/m2. Please also refer to the technical leaflet or…

What is the installation process with mortar and mesh treatment in joints?

After leaving a spacing of 5mm when fixing the boards, fill all joints with…

How is the installation with PU joint treatment?

To ensure a good connection with AQUAPANEL® Joint Adhesive (PU), clean the…

How do I choose the correct joint treatment?

By joint treatment with AQUAPANEL® Joint Adhesive (PU), expansion joints should…

What is the visible side of AQUAPANEL® Indoor boards?

The boards should be installed so that the AQUAPANEL® logo is visible; this…

Can I leave the AQUAPANEL® Indoor board unfinished?

This would only be suitable for functional applications such as stability, fire…

What is the minimum bending radius of the AQUAPANEL® Indoor board?

Bending radius of 1m at full board size.

What is the fire classification of AQUAPANEL® Indoor Boards?

Building material class according to EN 13501-1: A1 non-combustible.

What is the composition of AQUAPANEL® Indoor boards?

They are made of aggregated Portland cement with coated glass fiber mesh…

What are the handling indications for the AQUAPANEL® Indoor boards?

Always carry the board’s upright, or use board rollers. Handle with forklift or…

What are the storage recommendations for the Knauf AQUAPANEL® Indoor boards?

AQUAPANEL® boards should be stored in horizontal and flat conditions. Protect…

Can I install indoor boards in outside environment?

No. AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Indoor is intended for non-bearing internal…

When to use SkyLite, Outdoor, and Indoor for ceiling application?

AQUAPANEL® Cement Board SkyLite is developed specifically for use on ceilings in…



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
aquapanel.infoknauf.com

Can I use AQUPANEL® Cement Board SkyLite on the wall?

Knauf AQUAPANEL® Cement Board SkyLite is specially developed and tested for the application in the ceiling areas.

What is the criteria for expansion joints in Knauf Ceiling Solutions?

Flexible joints should be installed every 15 m, horizontally and vertically. It means a closed area of 225 m² with maximum length in any direction is 15m before flexible joint.

When to use SkyLite, Outdoor, and Indoor for ceiling application?

AQUAPANEL® Cement Board SkyLite is developed specifically for use on ceilings in indoor and outdoor areas (with wind loads of up to 1.5 kN /m2).
AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor is to be used in…



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
aquapanel.infoknauf.com


AQUAPANEL® Central Engineering Team

Who can help me make a preliminary substructure plan?

Knauf AQUAPANEL® Central Engineering can help you with this requirement. Only the results can be provided, for detailed plans contact Authorized static calculation engineer in your region.

What if I do not know the wind load?

If the architect or the planer can provide the speed of the wind, Knauf AQUAPANEL® Technical Support can do the wind load calculation.

Why do I need to know the wind loads?

Wind influences the construction depending on the building geometry and the building height in the form of wind pressure and wind suction. The higher a building, the higher the speed of the wind, and…

What if I have a different type of expansion joint material than those in AQUAPANEL® brochures?

If different materials than specified in the brochure, these have to be tested.

Where I can see expansion joint-product and number of material?

In our Knauf Exterior Wall with AQUAPANEL® Technology brochure on the page 71 there is a bar code which leads you to the leaflet “OVERVIEW: PLASTER PROFILES FOR THE KNAUF EXTERIOR WALL WITH AQUAPANEL®

Why is important expansion joint?

Building faces expand and contract due to warming and cooling from seasonal variation, or due to other heat sources. An expansion joint or movement joint is an assembly designed to hold parts together…

What information about building physics are important?

Building physics is the application of the principles of physics to improve the built environment, by delivering high performance and low environmental impact. The key pillars of building physics are:

How do I get in contact with AQUAPANEL® Central Engineering team (ACE)?

To reach ACE, please send us a message completing the form in www.aquapanel.com/contact


AQUAPANEL® International Training Center

How do I get in contact with AQUAPANEL® Training Centre?

To reach AQUAPANEL®

Training Centre, please send us a message completing the form in www.aquapanel.com/contact



CONTACT

International Training Centre
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Phone: +49 231 880855 60
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aquapanel.infoknauf.com

Boards | Insulation | Water Barrier | Screws | Profiles


AQUAPANEL® BOARDS

What are the technical advantages of AQUAPANEL® cement boards in level of importance?

The most important technical characteristics of AQUAPANEL® boards are as…

Are AQUAPANEL® cement boards waterproof?

No. AQUAPANEL® is humidity and weather resistant, this means that it will not…

What is the fire-clasification of SkyLite, Outdoor, and Indoor Cement Boards?

All three boards are non-combustible (building material class A1according to EN…

What is the fire classification of AQUAPANEL® boards?

AQUAPANEL® is non-combustible material of building material class A1 acc. to EN…

Which is the visible side of AQUAPANEL® cement boards?

The side with the AQUAPANEL® logo must be always facing the installer.

Can I install the AQUAPANEL® boards vertically and horizontally?

AQUAPANEL® boards must be installed horizontally and always with the AQUAPANEL®

What are the handling indications for the AQUAPANEL® Boards?

Always carry the board’s upright, or use board rollers. Handle with forklift or…

What are the storage recommendations for the AQUAPANEL® Boards?

AQUAPANEL® cement boards that have become damp must be dry on both sides before…

How many years of warranty do the AQUAPANEL® boards have?

From experience, a service life of approximately 50 years can be achieved when…

What is the composition of AQUAPANEL® cement boards?

AQUAPANEL® Cement Boards are a robust, non-combustible building panel made of…

What is the difference between AQUAPANEL® and other cement boards?

There are numerous competition analysis that we offer to our spec managers.…


INSULATION

What kind of wood should I use, what dimensions?

The architect/planer/static engineer have to decide this, according to the…

How to plan the mineral wool?

Planning of insulation is done by specialist planner construction physics but a…


AQUAPANEL® WATER BARRIER

What is the technical objective of the AQUAPANEL® Water Barrier?

The technical objective of AQUAPANEL® Water Barrier is to prevent that the water…


AQUAPANEL® SCREWS

What is the technical importance of the AQUAPANEL® Maxi screws?

The technical importance of AQUAPANEL® Maxi Screws is to fix AQUAPANEL® Cement…


PROFILES

Can I install AQUAPANEL®® directly on wood?

AQUAPANEL® Cement Boards can be fixed on the timber frame either directly or…

Why do I have to put a gypsum board between two profiles?

Intermediate gypsum board is used because of the static requirements and is…

Why should I leave a gap between the inner and outer profile?

The gap between the outer and inner profiles by the double stud systems is…

What are the max heights of the walls? In addition, what happen if, walls are more than 4 m?

In our brochures, there are tables with preliminary design acc. to EN 1993-1-3,…

Do I need use thermo stop for Knauf profiles, which?

A thermal separating element is needed between Knauf AQUAPANEL® profiles and…

Which thermo stop should I use for steel angles?

Thermal decoupling of R ≥0.20 m2k/W should be used. This can be purchased by…

Do I have to move profiles for 1/3 outside?

In different Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior Wall systems, we recommend placing the…

What happen if, some improvisation with profiles is tried?

If under “improvising” it is meant to use some other sort of profiles outside of…

Why are C3 / C5 profiles much more expensive than regular profiles?

Because of the special corrosion resistant coating.

What happen if, a country does not have anti-corrosion norms?

The design engineer must select the appropriate corrosion protection. Selecting…

What is the difference between C3 and C5?

According to DIN EN ISO 12944-5, there are several classes of corrosion: from C1…

Why do I have to use anti-corrosion profiles?

Exterior walls are constantly exposed to changing weather conditions. Various…

When and which Knauf profile to use?

Depends on the system solution, specific static requirements and building…



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
aquapanel.infoknauf.com

Can I change the type of gypsum board?

Recommended gypsum board has been tested as part of the system, and as such should not be replaced.



CONTACT

International Training Centre
Flugplatz 21, 44319 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 880855 60
Fax: +49 231 880855 31
aquapanel.infoknauf.com